My name is James the son of Zebedee. I was born in Bethsaida in the 1st Century. There is no information on what james did before he became a follower of Jesus but he and his brother lived in a sea side fishing village along the shores of the sea of Galilee. This may imply that he could of been a fisherman. In the book of mark it made a reference to “hired servants” this could imply that his family were quite wealthy. James was one of the first Apostles. In the Synoptic gospels it states that James and John were with their father on the shore when Jesus called them to follow him. James was one of the three Apostles chosen to see Jesus’ transfiguration.Image

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